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unemployment rate since he took the presidency in 2009. the from the, though, was already aware that -- the president, though, was aware that some republicans are questioning the accuracy of the numbers and saying they're largely a result of people giving up on looking for work. the response to that, the president acknowledged that far too many people are still without jobs, but said that this 7.8% unemployment rate he citizen proof that his policies are working. >> this morning, we found out the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since i took office. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a remindder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> it's important to remember the president is no stranger in
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virginia this year. already, he's travelled to the state 44 times since he took office this year alone in 2012. president obama has been to virginia 15 times already and has is not done yet. >> he wants to win virginia, for sure. tom fitzgerald in the newsroom. thank you. mitt romney responding to thjobs report and called the rate insignificant and said this is not what a real recovery looks like. the numbers are deceptive and the president's made the economy worse. >> looks like unemployment is getting better. the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the workforce, today or on the day the president got elected, the unemployment rate would be around 11%. that is the real reality of what is happening out there. >> mitt romney is on the campaign trail tonight in florida. so how are the new job numbers impacting the race for the white house? jack burkman and democratic
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strategist gary nordlinger from george washington school join us. thank you for being here. >> good afternoon. >> the fact that the unemployment rate fell below 8% the first time since the president took office should give them a boost. is it enough to help erase the lackluster performance in the debate? >> i don't know if it's enough to equal out the debate. the point is that it's good news for them and for the first time since january of 2009, unemployment dropped below 8% and that is great and upexpected news for the president. >> mitt romney called this insignificant. do you think that is a fair assessment of this or is this politics? >> reporter: the president's not responsible for the unemployment rate. what he's responsible for, i think s wasting three or $4 trillion, $3.5 trillion getting nothing for it. i think romney's point, you know, the stimulus spent a trillion, 80% of it wasted in paying down state debt.
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really no bang first buck at all. what obama has done is put the country in debt. no president is responsible for a recession. no president -- . >> jack, to be fair s it the president who put the country in debt? didn't he inherit some of that? >> he inherited some debt from george bush and i was a conservative who said bush spent. spent in the entire a iraq war. so, all of this debt is really obama sobama debt. i mean -- is obama debt. george bush is responsible for 5% of it. >> i don't buy those numbers at all. the debt was $1 trillion wh obama came into office. the noble prizewinner, the economist, estimates the cost of the iraq wars in the neighborhood of 5 or $6 trillion. by the time we pay veterans its >> all right, gary, let me switch topics for a little bit n. an introduce yesterday, mitt
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romney backtracked on his infamous 47% comment saying in this case, i said something that is just completely wrong. is that another etch a sketch moment for romney? >> it keeps the mitt romney weather vane question going. it would have been a better answer to have commit it come out the day the story came out than three weeks later. >> i can't wonder why romney's running from the 47%. everything he citizen true. 45, 47% of the people go one way, 45, 47% go the other way. we fight over the other 10%. it's certainly the case that obama has built out the victim economy, the dependency economy, the welfare economy. there are many, many people that obama has effectively created who conceptualize themselves in that way and i think mitt romney was telling the truth. he should have doubled down and mobilized the base and said yeah, that is true. so what. >> maybe she's showing -- he's showing up again as trying to
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be in the middle and bees the etch a sketch guy we heard critics say he is. this is your guy, jack. >> i'm a conservative. he was not my choice, i support him, he's the nominee. i support him strongly. i would have preferred someone fatherrer from the right. romney changeed his position on various things and that is why he's having trouble mobilizing the debate. i think ryan is helping him with that. if romney can runhe table on the debates, i think ryan will be a big winner this week. if romney can win the last two, i think the race becomes in play and romney can win it. >> all right, all eyes will be on the debates and watching the next 30 or so odd days until election day. thank you for coming in. republican strategist jack burkman and democratic strategist gary nordling rex from george washington's graduate school of politics. following breaking news regarding metro a federal judge said the transit system must allow pro-israeli ads that equate husband rim ladicals
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with safans. the american freedom defense initiative sued last month for the right to display the ads metro stations. they up in subway stations in new york city and the judge said they must be displayed in the d.c. area no later than 5:00 on monday. the metro sportsperson said that metro will comply with the order and the ads will go up this weekend. robert muse of the american freedom law center joins us live by phone. the attorney for a blogger who sued the right to put up the ads and good to have you with us, sir. >> it's great to be with you, sir. jot real fear here from metro, and i think, new york subways as well was the potential violence in the middle east, after the movie depicted someone who was bad or equated as a fraud. you didn't see it this way? no, in fact to equate that violence to anything that -- is pure speculation.
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one of the things can you see, and i am sure one of the viewers will see, all of the activity and violence going in the middle east. in a civil society, if you object to speech, the response to that is not to engage in violence but more speech and we held the protection of the first amendment here in the united states and the judge upheld that and in her ruling today. that is the correct way to go. >> robert, some people would say these are fighting words. yes, protect the speech indeed, but fighting words like going into a movie hevi olence. the reality, we have broad protection under the first amendment for good reason. i would think a news reporter like yourself would understand that and want that and someone who opposes the message being conveyed and if you upheld the
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restriction here, you're emboldening those who want to engage in violence to supress is speech. under the first amend thement, the government has a duty not to effectuate the hechteler's veto and intent on suppressing speech. the government's duty in roll error very to protect the speaker and uphold our freedom for free speech. >> clearly, robert, courts in two cities have agreed with your assertion. you did represent the blogger who wanted to get tho up. what city is next? >> they have been up in san francisco, up in new york. she had similar ads in miami and washington, d.c. there have not been the terrorist attacks and what city is next? whatever she wants to go to. >> and not filing a lawsuit any time soon. >> there is always going to be lawsuit when is the government violates the constitution rights. the cities that put them up without restricts and have their have not been lawsuits,
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obviously. they're protecting the rights of freedom of speech. >> okay. >> the city is going to prohibit as in washington, d.c., they will likely be sued again and i suspect we'll win again. >> robert muse on the phone with us. good to you have here, sir. >> and thank you for having me. another big story at 5, new information in the july altercation outside of a capitol hill 7-eleven that left political analyst david mercer with a serious head injury. no criminal charges will be filed in the case and the case is now closed. >> reporter: what happened to david mercer outside of the maryland avenue 7-eleven, police and prosecutors are satisfied it was not a crime. the man who hit him claims to have done it in self-defense. last july 12th around 10:00 p.m., the political consultant david mercer walked into this 7- eleven where he got into a dispute with one of those men. law enforcement sources say
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mercer may have thought one of the men stole something from him. and he reached in to the man's pocket tote retrieve it. as -- pocket to retrieve it. the dispute got heated as the men left the store. this is what police had to say in the days after the incident. >> at this point in time, this is not a random assault. we don't believe that this involved a robbery, but there was a dispute betwe the complainant and another individual. >> reporter: he was hit once once in the face and fell backward hitting his head. the man who threw the punch claims to have been defending himself. at mercer's capitol hill home, there was no answer. the next door neighbor said he has not seen the consultant since the attack. here's his health and it's improving. he was not happy to hear the case is closed. >> i am disappointed and have known david for over a decade. he's a brilliant guy and to
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think he's permanently impaired because of this incident really -- breaks my heart that that their can't be anymore action for justice to take place. >> reporter: the exact condition couldn't be learned until he was injured in july. he was a frequent guest on the cable networks, sharing his expertise on the political area. we were unable to reach mercer or his family. one of the note, some media outlets reported in the days after the incident that mercer's phone was stolen and showed video that bolstered the story. >> paul wagner, thank you. developing in virginia. the number of suspected cases linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is up to five. the patients who received steroids shots for back 59 contaminated with the fungus rose to at least 630.
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and notify people in six states were infected and died. they may have been delivered to 23 states. health clinics are scrambling to notify patients who got those injections between july and september. some college students say they're waking up with bite marks and this is going to make you itchy. which local campus is trying to control a bed bug infesting a. >> and dozens of bars in d.c. are getting permission to stay open around the clock. we'll tell but test that sure to ruffle's few feathers this holiday weekend. lindsay. and in sports, they make -- a nightmare and rg-3 is all smiles and has a tough game on monday. what they're saying about covering rg3. gary. >> speaking of the game, it's going to be rainy and cold. hope they can play in the wet stuff. they'll have some of it n. terms of this afternoon, we're in the low 80s and we're
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trending down, though, the first look at the forecast and a look at the weekend coming up in just a second. stay with us. stay with us.  [ male announcer ]  who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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we can't afford four more years. these appliances could have been made here in america.
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but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? . for many of you, this is the beginning of a new holiday weekend. some bars will be allowed to stay open later until 4:00 a.m. at monday morning. not everyone thinks that is a great idea. matt ackland is live with the story. matt? >> reporter: hey, shawn. we are here in adams morgan and this is a list of 42 different
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drinking establishments, bars and restaurants that will be allowed to stay open throughout the district. it's a sunday to monday and you remember there was a controversy here and they allowed bars to stay open an hour later every weekend but others didn't like that at all and came up with a compromise to allow the bars to stay open. this is the first time it will happen on sunday night. the longer hours will take place sunday night into monday morning. the bars a proved on this list will be authorized to stay open until 4:00 a.m. this is something the council member worries about. >> the key problem is there is no public transporting a. people who want to go drinking until the later hour will driver and they will have to take a taxi.
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and so i think the congestion, the noise is likely to increase. maybe not this weekend but as the program expands. >> reporter: he tried to kill the legislation to keep the bars open later. he didn't win that fight but scored a victory by trimming the late hours to holiday weekend instead of all weekend. >> and this first weekend, only 42 got permission. >> there was a concern about safety. early yet morning when the bars let out, an hour later. we talked to chief lanier several times about this and she didn't see any problems at all and that there are officers on the street at 3:00 and 4:00 and did not see a problem with that and man residents who live
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like this are concerned because it causes a lot of noise, they say, and the people coming out of the bars are typically loud and keep them up late at night. back to you. >> all right, matt ackland, thank you. four d.c. police officers indicted in a vicious beating were offered plea deals. the announcement made during a status hearing in the case. yolanda lampkin is accused of obstruction of justice and perjury while the other three officers are accused of taking part in the beating or making an arrest after the assault. walter blair and another man were brutally assaulted outside of the lotus night club on k street. a total of nine people were indicted and the trial was scheduled for may. and to prince georges county. sky fox over the scene about 9:00 this morning over 85th avenue and in new carrollton. look at the photo of one of the rescues. crews were able to remove a
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woman and a four--month-old child from a third story apartment and they rescued another from the second floor. as bad as it looked here this morning, no one was hurt. it's still fall, but folks in denver, colorado, woke up to snow on the ground. the area doesn't so any flakes until mid-october. and temps dropped below freezing and should start feeling like fall again this weekend. >> i was going say. we better not find a dusting on the was going re for a big c pretty ground. >> and can you imagine? >> i guess we should prepare for a big chill, huh? >> definitely. sunday is not going to be pretty around here.
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we -- well, we tweaked the forecast a bit and you have to know that on sunday, you're talking about the cold rain and it neigh start -- it may start off in the mid-50s on sunday and as we progress through the day, it might be cooling into the lower 50s and in some cases, the upper 40s out there and that is going to be one of the yucky days. as we're past that into next week, it looks like things are going to be okay. we have the no -- had no worries today. the temperatures in the lower 80s for everybody and that looked like we maxed out at 82 degrees and a few clouds in some cases, the fair weather clouds, no big deal and it looks like this is going to translate into most of tomorrow and crow will have a chance of rain tomorrow and fair skies the rest of the evening and dropped into the upper 60s by 11:00 and chilly this morning in the suburbs and that is chilly again early tomorrow morning out on the suburbs and
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again, tomorrow not looking too bad and that is on sunday that things will go downhill. >> no snow, will. >> and we looked up and said this just can't get any better. [ laughter ] >> and no complaints. thank you. >> thank you. coming up tonight, the state of the skins. rg3ed to go head-to-head with one of the best quarterbacks in the league. we'll have a preview for you. plus, a teenager is being denied a top honor for the eagle scout award and that is because of the sexual orientation. that story is coming your way next. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class?
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according to an independent, non-partisan study,
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barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . sunday will be an knighting day for -- an exciting day for d.c. sports fans. that feels good to say. they facing either the braves or cardinals at 3:07. the redskins are also at home to face the falcons at 1. lindsay murphy is here. i have to ask you, will the
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skins follow the nats game at the skins game? >> of course, we have official word on that. the redskins plan to have the nats game on monitors throughout the stadium. of course, the main focus at fed ex field is rg3 and the boys. they'll try to snap the seven- game home losing streak against the undefeated atlanta falcons. earlier, coach shanahan called griffin's performance the best of his career. we'll have to move forward quickly with a tough falcons team coming to town. atlanta entered sunday's game as a 15th-ranked defense. rg-3 knows the third-ranked offense is in for a tough battle. >> they very opportunistic defense. they create a lot of turnovers and have a good offense on this out of the ball, so, that is what they trying to do. they're trying to give their offense more possessions or to say they want to steal a possession from our offense and there is something to say about being 4-0, you know, they're a good team and that is the bottom line.
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>> these quarterbacks make it tough, you know, robert griefen 3 and he's playing at a high level right now. the fact that he's a rookie. we have our hands full, you know. like him last week and they get outside. they can, you know, they can extend plays for a long period of time. so, it's going to be a tough task force, and you know, we'll prepare the way we do and play the way we always do. >> and a quick injury report. evan roystev questionable for sunday. pierre garcon and others listed as probable. >> thank you for the update. >> all righty. coming up y one school district is telling students they're no longer allowed to have ice crime. -- ice cream. cream. . >> plus, the bad -- facts about faith. why they're going back to the drawing board on this one. next. . >> if you're looking to buy a home and money's tight, have we got a story for you.
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. how about some good news? a rare opportunity for some of to you get what is essentially free money to help you put a downpayment on a home. sounds almost too good to be true, right? it's not. bob barnard is here to explain. bob? >> reporter: the bank with the goods is wells fargo investing seven million dollars and offering 350 loans of $20,000 each to low and moderate income individuals and families. lons that over time lones that over time turn into gifts. you want to buy a home but can't afford the downpayment. that is okay. if you want to live in the district or prince georges county, there is some free money out there to help you. >> an opportunity to provide individuals who may not have been able to purchase a home in any other manner to have assistance so they can enjoy home ownership. >> reporter: thanks to wells
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fargo, t.t. williams davis is leaving the washington convention center with a $20,000 gift toward the purchase of a new home. >> and you found a home? >> i found a home. i'm excited in prince georges county. >> reporter: kevin sullivan also scored a $20,000 loan, which is really a grant, joining hundreds of others at the home buyer's webshop. >> i had to reduce my credit score and in a position that the bank would deal with me to begin with. it's not like you walk in and they give you a check. >> and i would have owned less of my home and now, i will have more toward mic witty and this is a great opportunity. >> reporter: to get the loan, you need to be preapproved for the mortgage and that can be done here. there are caps on incomes and other strings attached. >> the only requirement is that once an individual gets a grant, they have to have found a home and entered a contract within 60 days and have to stay
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in the home for five years and they have to live in the home. >> reporter: grants are administered by a d.c.-based non-profit, assisting low and moderate income families for more than 30 year. >> home ownership is how they moved into the middle class in our country and this is another effort to do that. >> i came a long way in a year. i lost my job last year and i'm about to buy a house in my 30s. it's a big step for me in my life they wouldn't be able to do otherwise. >> reporter: the home buyer's workshop continues until 7:00 and from 8-5 tomorrow and that is at the d.c. convention center and walk-ins are welcome, shawn. thank you. if you live or shop in montgomery county, you're no stranger. now, one lawmaker is asking whether the tax applies to too many types of stores. let's bring him in. he is the president of the montgomery county council.
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good to you have here, sir. >> nice to be with you. >> and what is your concern about the back tax? >> i am pleased. i think we need to create incentives for sustainable living and, at the same time, we have a responsibility to make sure we're not overreaching and i have some hesitation and doubt says as to whether or not the tax is applicable going into macy's or bedding and a dress and that is not clear to me. >> and you go into a jewelry store? >> and we trying to do is have can them shift and when they go to the giant, they buying groceries, have a reusable bag and that is a good thing. i often forget. and if i'm going into macy's, am i thinking about my reusable
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bag in probably not. >> and when would you re- evaluate the back tax and what would you have to see to be convinced to push for a change? >> the program's only literally been in place for seven months and i think what i have said to the administration is at the end of the year, we ought to look at this and in january it will have been a year and see have we done this right? >> you're asking the tough questions. how muchmon set county collecting from the bag tax and how's it being used? >> it's being used for environmental purposes, i am pleased about that but we're generating more now and we want it to go down to half of that and that is also a learning curve, if you will, takes awhile for people to change
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their behavior. >>you gave us a story we'll have to follow. thank you for coming in. >> and nice to be with you. the university of maryland is dealing with a bed bug problem. it started in early september when students living in the south campus commons building seven apartments started complaining of bites. the students say the infestsation is -- infestation is a huge inconvenience at the worst possible time, during midterms and they're forced to back up and pack up their stuff on short notice for treatments. they expect two more treatments in the next six weeks. >> and i would like this process to be more consider at like towards us. it's really, really difficult. we're going through a lot of stress right now. our living situation is horrible, like i don't know. we can't live like this. >> the next bedbug treatment is scheduled in two weeks and we're told the on-campus apartment affected has private management separate from the university of maryland. >> a new school ban will have kids in new jersey screaming
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for ice cream. following an ongoing protest from parsippany high school, the school district there is adding another government mandate. no ice cream may be sold during the school day at school and the superintendent is not happy but his hands are tied. >> and wait until you go home. that is whee did. >> yeah. >> and hit the frigerator. why yahoo!'s new ceo is taking heat days after giving birth to her first child. >> and apple honors the late great steve jobs on the one- years anniversary of his passing. we'll be right back. whenen i was younger and... financially stable. we were poor. the mgm casino in michigan. and it changed her life. clerk. way up. insurance... and i make great money. seven will create... twelve thousand jobs. to accountants... and construction workers. place to work with good pay...
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. more criticism for yahoo!'s ceo after the new mom declined to be photographed while pregnant for fortune magazine. this is the cover do you out tomorrow and features a picture of larissa maier taken aer -- mayer taken a year ago. the cover's generated a lot of criticism from other working moms who have shown their distaste in her decision to limit her maternity leave to just two weeks. we asked our facebook fans what they think about her short maternity leave. veronica wrote if she would have staid off too long, that would have been a problem, too. jim wrote as long as she doesn't put a same limit on her employees, who cares. join us on for our conversation. has the iphone 5 lived up to you all of the hype? the answer is yes. it gave it the coveted recommended badge praising the phone's thinner and lighter frame and extra screen space. consumer reports called the camera the best we have seen on a smart phone and that is a
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quote. despite the rave reviews, consumer report said samsung's galaxy s-3 is king of the smart phone and our producer -- . >> just amazing this little device. holds a thousand songs. and goes in my pocket. it was one year ago today, steve jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. apple is dedicating the website to the late cofounder with a special tribute video. the montage features photos and audio in place of jobs announcing the most successful products. he was 56 years old. >> wow. >> do you remember the first ipod when it came out? >> it took me two years to jump on the bandwagon. >> we have one of the original ipods and it's thick and big compared to the ipods now. -- now. coming up, the theme song to the new james bond movie is
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out. >> and that looks good. >> what prices spiked 20 cents since overnight. >> and get ready for some big changes. gary's back with the weekend forecast. [ male announcer ] who will raise taxes on the middle class?
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according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise taxes on the middle class by $4,000. the same organization says the plan from mitt romney and common sense conservatives is "not a tax hike on the middle class." want proof? read the non-partisan study for yourself at obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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we can't afford four more years. i"i'm not in favor of a a$5 trillion tax cut. that's not my plan." mitchell: "the nonpartisan tax policy center concluded that mitt romney's tax plan would cost $4.8 trillion over 10 years." vo: why won't romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks? because according to experts, he'd have to raise taxes on the middle class - or increase the deficit to pay for it. if we can't trust him here... how could we ever trust him here?
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. californians woke up to sticker shock today after gas prices jumped up to 20 cents a gallon in some areas leave night. triple -- aaa said the average cost is 4 degrees $.49 a gallon, the highest in the nation. in fact, some stations ran out of gas and clothes rather than pay the cost. fox's bob decastro has more from los angeles tonight. >> reporter: it's been a surprise to costco customers, and now, customers coming here and lining up for gas, finding out they're completely out. costco, a company that does not
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have its own refinery and finds gas on an open market, which is in short supply and so, they are simply out here, one of the 12 cost keys in southern california that is -- cost keys that are out of gas and people are seeing prices at the pump. higher near 20 cents since yesterday to nearly $4.54's gallon in l.a. county and that is the highest single day so to speak. experts predict it's likely we will break the record of $4.52 and that is set in ruin of 2008 and week see authority them at $5 a gallon and this is due to inventory problems, refineries decreasing production as they wait to switch over to the winter grade fuel and this past monday, a refinery was shut down and in northern california, it's offline from a fire last august and these
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price spikes are supposed to be short when refineries will produce the winter blend fowl and operators are asking the state for a flavor to produce the winter blend now. until then, we can expect long lines at the gas pumps and more gas pumps shutting down. also, higher gas prices. how long will the high gas prices last? well, that remains to be seen. in north ridge, bob decastro, fox news. let's hope it doesn't get worse. fortunately in our area, we're not paying quite like that. in d.c., the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.91; in maryland, it's $3.70 and in virginia, it's 3 toss 60. >> boy. >> just talking, you fill up your car and feel the difference. for sure. >> i can remember. >> $3.75 today i paid. i got ripped off. >> did you? >> a gallon. >> that is a good deal. >> the maryland average was $3.70. >> where is that? >> in what part of maryland? >> frostburg. >> you have to come out in
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gainesville where the gas is really cheap. >> you have -- they pay to you come down there to get the gas? is that what they do? >> and since gas stations are clean and it's the cheapest gas around. >> fox 5 news at 5. >> don't you notice, it's cheaper in virginia. >> and some less taxes. >> and let's look outside right now. >> and it's been so, so nice today and that is why we're in a great mood, shawn. it's been nice. >> and that is beautiful. >> the temperatures in the lower 80s and still hanging in the lower 80s and it's going to be a great, great evening and with an 81. the current temperature, gaithersburg, 75 degrees; fredericks, 77. in virginia, monasses, 79; culpepper, 79; fredericksburg, 80 degrees and we jumped the bay in stevensville at 77
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degrees in salisbury. right now, 81 and that is real, real good and we're going to be gorgeous at 7:00. nice at 9:00 and the temperature down to around 70 degrees, if not, the upper 60s in the suburbs. 67 degrees at 11:00 and we're talking fair skies. the trend is still much cooler by sunday. and i would not think some of you are thinking it's cold on sunday and not talking much in the way of sunshine. tomorrow, the setup remains the same. a frontal system to the west of us and we'll have some spires ahead of the front and that is not looking like rain. the front will pass and we're talking significantly colder temperatures. again, not only are we talking about colder temperatures, we're talking about clouds and more rain from the south and we're bringing rain in here on
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sunday and that is not looking like heavy rain and the temperatures will be dropping through the day andfo 4, 5:00 on sunday afternoon, they may end up having temperatures in the upper 40s in some places. sunday is looking rainy and raw, pretty good tomorrow for most of the day and more in the waif clouds and sun. here we are now, kind of stuck in the middle, a few clouds to the south-southeast. off to the shore here and then back to the north-northwest. more clouds. tomorrow is not going to be as much or sunny as where we have been today. but it still looks like it's going to be nice. overnight tonight, a few clouds. the suburbs are dropping again down into the mid- to upper 50s in town. just lower 60s should do it. the winds out of the southwest at 5 to seven miles an hour. and as we take you through the day tomorrow, i think it's going to be a cool start.
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sun and clouds by 91. looks like by tomorrow afternoon, we'll loosen some sunshine and late day, early evening, we'll have a few showers moving through here and that is not a rainout. it looks like a rainout on sunday, though, so prepare if you're headed out to the redskins game. >> uh-huh. >> it's going to be rainy and raw. monday, chilly and the sun comes back out and we're dry, 61. tuesday of next week, looks like a gorgeous fall day and we kind of start warning up into the lower 70s with a few showers on wednesday. >> all right. the roller coaster continues. >> yeah. >> and that is fall around here. >> thanks, gary. to the talk of the up to on tmz. more fallout between mariah carey andic iny minogue "american idol." mariah is beefing up security after nikki allegedly threatened to shoot her. what do you been this? >> she is. we have images of her leaving a photo shoot yesterday in baton rouge and she's walking out and
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has a huge body guard on one side of her, a police officer, an armed police officer on the other side and an umbrella man carrying an umbrella for her. clearly, she's feeling like she's at risk. i mean i personally don't think that nikki is going to jump her in the middle of the show, but she must have felt threatened enough that he wanted -- she wantd some body guards and that is what she said she was going to do and pulled through with it. >> you don't want to question it. a lot of it, i'm wondering if it's hype for the show and makes it more fun. i shouldn't say fun, but interesting to see what is going on "american idol." >> makes me want to watch next season. >> indeed. >> and talk about chris brown. he released's new video saying he loves rihanna and his ex- girlfriend. didn't he break up with the ex- girlfriend over rihanna in. >> yes. the video came out this morning. i have to think he recorded this before they broke up. he was saying he struggled, he loved two women, carucci and
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rihanna and he was in the awkward spot. next thing you know, they break up and he's free to apparently start dating rihanna again. that is what all signs are pointing towards, they're going to get back together and to ease people into realizing that they will again be a couple. >> oh, hollywood, the way it is. dax, thank you very much. we'll see you here on tmz at 5:30 on fox 5. >> this is the end. >> do i have to tell white house that is, shawn? >> no, i know that is adele. >> not that you're -- i thought you were going to say nikkiminaj. >> the new clip from the new james bond film and released to coinside with the trailer. that is adele. she leaked the theme song to sky fall, the name of the movie yesterday. show recorded it with a 77-
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piece orchestra. >> wow. >> and that signs good. epic. >> i can't wait to see the film. >> yeah. >> i have become a bond film as of late. >> the film looks good from the trailer. i think we have all been wanting something new from adele and this is the start of something new. >> and let's check in with brian for a look of what is coming up on the news edge at 6. a brawl off of the field for two nfl players metaphorically. why they getting involved in maryland's gay marriage debate and how american airlines are repairing faulty loss and reputation. can you s.w.a.t. them or sweep them. how a virginia man is surviving a stink bug invasion. [ male announcer ]nvasio who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, non-partisan study, barack obama and the liberals
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. a california boy's been kicked out of the boy scouts and denied a top honor because of his sexuality. the 17-year-old ryan anderson said that scout execs won't seen off on his award because he didn't oblige his loyalty to god. the parents have started a petition. the spokesperson for the boy scouts of america said there are currently no plans to revisit the membership guidelines. the parents of a rutgers university student who killed himself after the roommate used a web cam to record him kissing another man decided not to sue the university or anyone else involved in the ler clemente's focus their energies on the foundation started in tyler's name. his roommate was found guilty of bias intimidation and served 20 days in jail. and thanks for joining us at 5.
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>> the news edge at 6 starts now. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. we have made too much progress to return to the policies that landed us in this crisis in the first place. >> on the campaign trail, president obama time outs a strong jobs report -- touts a job strong jobs report. the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than 3 1/2 years -- years, to 7.8%. they believe it could prove critical to the election outcome and at a campaign rally, president obama wasted no time tieing the numbers to his economic policies and fit gerald has more. >> reporter: the president said the unemployment numbers are much better than what we're ex- - what were expected. the hope from the obama campaign, though, is that the public will tk
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